“It’s such a treat to observe Maria in action — she deftly coaxes clients out of their branding “safety zone,” and into a brave new world of captivating language, clear-cut positioning, and compelling storytelling. Maria brings Fortune 500 insights to nascent start-ups, and infuses established companies with entrepreneurial vitality.”
“Maria helped us think about our core messages and to draft language and marketing tools that resonate with our customers. Since implementing these tools, we have seen an increase in the quality of prospects coming through our website. We’ve also been better able to communicate our value proposition to current clients and stakeholders.
“You have cut my time in half (at minimum) to get my efforts going and easily saved me third of my budget had I tried to do this without your expertise.”
"My time with Maria was without a doubt the best investment I have made in my business. Within only one week of meeting with her I have seen positive results.”
Meet your Trainer!
Hi, I’m Maria Ross and I’ve been showing entrepreneurs just like you how to clarify their value and get noticed for ten years now - after an almost thirteen year career as a marketing and communications professional.
Think of me as your brand-building muse. Part marketing expert, part psychologist, and part savvy business coach.
Through Red Slice, my brand consultancy, as well as my books, conference keynotes, and programs, thousands of business owners have followed my advice to boost their brand and clarify their unique story for more attention, clients and buzz. I’m a recurring guest on MSNBC’s Your Business show and I dish out clever advice to solopreneurs, startups and small businesses everywhere through dynamic conference keynotes and columns in Entrepreneur.com and Huffington Post, among many other places. And I wrote the book (literally) on Branding Basics for Small Business. I am passionate about helping you showcase your unique strengths and story to the world so you can craft a plan, focus your efforts, delight your audience and get stuff done.
A Crossfit enthusiast, red wine lover, football fan, trivia junkie, dog fanatic and mom to a feisty toddler and frisky Black Lab mutt, I live in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area but serve clients all over the world.